About our District
Seattle Public Schools is the largest K-12 school system in Washington state, serving nearly 52,000 students in 97 schools. We have a staff of about 9,000 which includes about 2,900 teachers. About 370 of the teachers are Nationally Board Certified.
We are focused on improving academic achievement for all students and committed to ensuring that all students graduate from high school prepared for college, careers, and life. We strive to provide excellent teachers in every classroom, set high expectations for every student, meet the needs of our diverse learners, and prepare our students to excel.
Interim Superintendent Larry Nyland
Dr. Larry Nyland was appointed by the School Board as the Interim Superintendent for the 2014-15 school year. He will lead Washington state’s largest K-12 school district, with 9,000 employees and nearly 52,000 students.
Seattle School Board
The Seattle School Board of Directors is an elected body of seven citizens representing seven different regions. Each member serves four years. They are elected by district in the primary elections and at-large (city-wide) in the general elections of odd-numbered years.
Map of the seven Director districts
|District Directors||District Map|
|District I, Sharon Peaslee (President)||District I Map|
|District II, Sherry Carr||District II Map|
|District III, Harium Martin-Morris||District III Map|
|District IV, Sue Peters||District IV Map|
|District V, Stephan Blanford||District V Map|
|District VI, Marty McLaren (Member-at-Large)||District VI Map|
|District VII, Betty Patu (Vice President)||District VII Map|
Awards and Distinctions
Our teachers, students and our school system continue to be recognized for excellence. Information and good news about Seattle Public Schools are highlighted regularly in School Beat, our District e-newsletter. You can also follow us on Twitter at @seapubschools or Facebook at facebook.com/SeattlePublicSchools.